Dot Partnering With General Mills to Offer Dry Line

Published in CSP Daily News

C-store distributors will have access to Gardetto's, Chex Mix, Bugles, Nature's Valley, more

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Dot Foods Inc., a major food redistributor, has announced a partnership with General Mills Convenience Store Division for the distribution of dry products to its convenience store distributors. With this new partnership, convenience store distributors will be able to purchase General Mills products such as Gardetto's, Chex Mix, Bugles and Nature's Valley from Dot Foods.

Dot's first ship date of General Mills dry products will be January 16, 2012.

In addition to servicing customers with an order minimum of one case, Dot's weekly deliveries and short lead-times enable distributors to respond faster to retailers' needs, while increasing inventory turns.

"We're excited to offer General Mills products to our customers," said Jeff Adams, senior business development manager of Mount Sterling, Ill.-based Dot Foods. "We think our convenience store distributors will appreciate having access to these products, and we look forward to the partnership with General Mills."

Recently, Dot expanded its Mount Sterling, Ill., warehouse to add capacity for new manufacturers, as well as additional items for existing manufacturers. Dot added 136,000 square feet and reconfigured its current dry warehouse.

Minneapolis-based General Mills is one of the world's largest food companies and is home to some of the most recognizable food brands such as Cheerios, Betty Crocker and Pillsbury.

Mount Sterling, Ill.-based Dot Foods carries 100,000 products from 700 food industry manufacturers. It distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products to distributors in all 50 states. It operates eight distribution centers: Modesto, Calif.; Vidalia, Ga.; Burley, Idaho; Mount Sterling, Ill.; Cambridge City, Ind.; Williamsport, Md.; Liverpool, N.Y.; and Ardmore, Okla.